Sixty athletes, made up of 40 celebrated powerlfters and 20 new discoveries will represent Nigeria at the forthcoming Lagos 2019 International Para-Powerlifting Championship. The competition will hold at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos from January 24 to 31.

Already, all the athletes are in camp putting finishing touches to their strategies for excelling at the championship in which the country has excelled in recent times.

According to Nigeria Para-Powerlifting Federation (NPPF) President, Queen Uboh, the Federation and its internationally celebrated athletes are ready to win the championship, which the country is hosting for the first time.

She revealed that the athletes started camping in Lagos on January 3, adding, “so far 10 countries have registered for the competition.”